Never judge a book by is cover, judge it by the bumps on its head! Or so Franz Joseph Gall would have had you believe when he developed Phrenology in the 1700’s. That’s right, it’s pseudoscience week this week as Kevin Crispin stops by to help us take a peek at Phrenology and how it was used for racism, sexism, classism, and all sorts of other crappy isms. Plus, Cbot claims he collects skulls (he might), Kevin loses sleep over a mole (those boarders do look irregular), and Brent claims men at work is the greatest movie of all time (it is). All that and more on the podcast that asks, if you can judge people by the bumps on their head, how do you judge robots… – Hysteria 51.
Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV
How to Read Character: Hand-Book of Physiology, Phrenology and Physiognomy | Lorenzo Niles Fowler
Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science | James Poskett
Men at Work – https://imdb.to/2IGYsrW
Django Unchained – https://imdb.to/2OANSml
Phrenology – https://bit.ly/2OGEOjA
Wikipedia – https://bit.ly/1mI70Bt
Wikipedia – https://bit.ly/2MCNS8J
Scientific Racism – https://bit.ly/2cFb2Wm
Encyclopedia Britannica – https://bit.ly/2TNMFit
Victorian Web – https://bit.ly/2wQc1Qh
Phrenology – https://www.phrenology.org
Cultura Colectiva – https://bit.ly/2M4Sxip
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